Most recent issue of the NAFC magazine features an article on a study of lure size and it's relationship to the size and numbers of fish caught.The numbers are in and results clear. Bigger Is Better! At least if you're after the trouphy size fish.
Numbers went to the small and mid sized baits but the odds for catching the big boys was clearly way in favor of the big baits.The study was done solely on largemouth bass. This might not be great news for some and doesn't make for the easiest day of casting but the really big bass it seems would be best targeted with
BIG flies. Might not be what we might wish but it's what the fish apparently prefer most often and they are the ones with the real say in the matter.